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after more than a thousand people were killed this month. chief correspondent martha raddats has more. >> reporter: good evening from cairo, this is the first interview that egypt's prime minister has done since the military's presidential crackdown on its own people. it has been the most violent week in the modern history of egypt. a military crackdown that has pushed this country to the edge of civil war, leaving one of america's great allies in this region awash in blood. last month, i witnessed peaceful protests here. when i returned yesterday, i found a country with scars that will take decades to heal. it began with the military ousting of mohammed morsi, egypt's first-ever democratically elected president and the leader of the muslim brotherhood party. morsi supporters refused to stop demonstrations, despite threats from the military. which moved in last wednesday to crush them. more than a thousand people have been killed. thousands more injured in the past week, the military intervention sparked outrage in the u.s. and across the world. fors first time, we got an explanation
take action? after new and gruesome images, abc's martha raddatz, standing by. >>> taking on trump. attorney general and the student selling donaldrump tonight, after spending 35 grand to attend trump university. what did they get in return? >>> and the little boy and his bravery. calling 911. >> someone's trying to break into my house. >> what he does, and that calming voice at the other end. >> you're doing good. you're doing real good. doing perfect. your mom's going to be so proud of you. >>> good evening and thanks for being here on a sunday night. we do begin with the new threat this evening. the fierce winds now fuming the fire, burning in yosemite national park. winds expected throughout the evening and tonight, not only are fire crews trying to keep the flames from reaching thousands of homes, they are battling to protect the ancient treasures of the park. the fire has not reached them yet, but so many other trees the, 133,000 acres, a huge part of the park, already charred. and just listen to it tonight. the sound of the bone dry timber going up in flames. our team visiti
, our martha raddatz in egypt, and a new warning for america. >>> got you, speed traps. we're out with police to show you clues before you hear that siren. >>> and the family photos are here. mom, dad and tiny prince george together at home. >> good evening on monday night. as we come on the air it is man versus nature and there is a map that se it all, a giant wildfire spreading through idaho and watch it grow over this weekend. bearing down now on sun valley and the vacation homes, the giant mansions of the rich and famous there. veteran firefighters are calling this fire a beast and abc's aditi roy is right there with them. >> reporter: the beaver creek wildfire burns deep in the hills near sun valley idaho and 1200 crews attacking the flames and smoke from above and below. firefighters are work is against hot, dry weather and wind gusts turning the fire into tornado-li tornado-like spirals. they are putting in a sprinkler system to protect the homes but most work is done with hand tools. they're digging away trees and anything flammable to make sure flames don't burn beyond th
on the ground treating thousands of patients, revealing the symptoms tonight. abc's martha raddatz standing by in the region. yosemite on fire. our team inside the park tonight. how close are the flames to sites. a major city, that fire threatening power and water. remember the dream. tonight the march to washington 50 years after the reverend martin luther king made that dream first. how his "i have a dream" speech is being kept alive. and an american voice silenced. ♪ you're no good, baby you're no good ♪ >> singer linda rostadt revealed, the condition that has stolen her voice. >>> good evening, great to have you with us on a saturday night. we begin with that growing urgency over syria. american warships being repositioned, what is coming next? president obama in a rare white house meeting with his national security advisors today. this prompted the meeting. growing proof that chemical weapons might have been used to kill more than 1,000 in syria, among them so many children. tonight volunteers, doctors without borders, inside syria, treating patients. now revealing the symptoms the
atrocities in recent memory. our chief global correspondent martha raddatz was there. as a note to our viewers, this report includes a very disturbing and graphic image. >> reporter: the bodies sprawled across clinic floors, many of the victims children and even infants. others fighting for life, rescue crews trying to help them. victims frantically trying to get air, their bodies showing no other signs of injuries. no blood. >> the convulsions, we see a number of people, babies, pinpointing the people -- gurgling is usually consistent with a type of nerve agent. >> reporter: the rebel say that syrian troops fired rockets on these innocents, rockets carrying poisionous gas, they deny it was used, calling the claims baseless. but this weapons expert says that the video shows clear signs. >> the only explanation i can really see is this looks like this fellows nerves are being destroyed potentially by something like sarin. >> reporter: if verified, this would be one of the worst chemical attacks in decades, the syrian opposition claiming over a thousand killed, but the estimates vary. wh
correspondent martha raddatz tonight searches for the truth. >> reporter: the pictures are gut wrenching, the rebels say these are mothers, fathers, children killed while they slept in their homes in a damascus suburb. they say the syrian regime fired rockets against its people carrying poisonous gas, leaving the innocent con vulsing, foaming at the mouth, suffocating. >> i would be surprised if it turned out to be a the images a impossible to verify for certain and the regime say the allegations are baseless but we showed them to a weapons expert. >> the only explanation i can see is this looks like this fellow's nerves are being destroyed potentially by something like sarin. >> reporter: the white house said today it's deeply concerned but the white house has said that before. almost a year to the day president obama warning syria about crossing a red line. >> we have communicated in no uncertain terms with every player ithe region that that's a ready line for us. >> reporter: two months ago when the white house said it was convinced assad had carried out a small care chemical attack,
news exclusive, he is in the seat of power in the midst of chaos. martha raddatz sits down with the prime minister of egypt to hear his take on escalating violence. and later -- >> if you are broke don't go to a game show expecting to win. >> then game show fail. why so many game show winners say in the end they lost. it's wednesday, august 21st. >> announcer: from abc new, this is "world news now" with john muller and diana perez. >>> all. happy hump day, everybody. we'll begin with the latest details on the school attack prevented at an atlanta school. >> police say it was a man, 20-year-old michael brandon hill who walked into an elementary school determined to kill someone. but the school has a system where visitors must be buzzed in by staff. hill may have slipped behind an unsuspecting parent. abc's tahman bradley joins us with more. >> good morning. another incident involving a gun and a school. this time it happened during the second week of classes outside of atlanta. >> reporter: the safe return of in know center children. camille pepper, one of 800 elementary sch
of tension continues. martha raddatz has made her way to the center of the crises and the crackdown to ask some tough questions. it's an abc news exclusive. # >> reporter: he is one of the most powerful men in egypt right now and a civilian leader behind the military's brutal crackdown on its own people. >> no country will allow to have a paramilitary people taking the streets preventing simple inhabitants in the neighborhood not able to go out. >> but they were killed for doing that. >> we didn't provoke it, we asked them to go freely. we started by throwing only tear gas and they answered back by firing. >> reporter: the result? more than 1,000 egyptians dead, most of them for protesting the military seizing power. >> you do not believe security forces used excessive force at all? >> i cannot say that all the police are peaceful of course, there are some exceptions. i cannot say 100 percent, but i'm sure that by and large they try to abide. # >> so no remorse for what happened? >> when you see people dying from one side or the other, you cannot say i have remorse, but you feel bad becaus
be involved. martha raddatz on the region on what it was the president said. >> reporter: these are the images that have had the white house huddled in marathon meetings. the suspected chemical attack, syrian women, children, estimates ranging upward of 1,000 killed. >> what we've seen indicates this is clearly a big event of grave concern. >> reporter: speaking to cnn, the president raising the stakes. >> that starts getting to some core national interests that the united states has. >>eporter: syria's chaos. its chemical weapons and its breeding of terror, a threat to the entire region and our key ally, israel. all of which could mean a threat to america. on the table, everything from missile strikes, on down to the formal arming of the rebels, which america has committed to, but still has not done. but those images of the suspected attack and that stunning milestone of a million children fleeing their homes has nations across the globe saying now is the time to act. david, the president does not want to go to war with syria. america does not want to go to war. but his words, that this i imp
and political will. we'll have more from washington in a few moments. but first back to the region, martha. >> thanks, jon. let's bring in colonel steve, a veteran fighter pilot who flew missions in the gulf war and was a deputy secretary of state. welcome, colonel. let's get to the question about the cruise missile strikes. the white house said there will be no boots on the ground. how would these work out of the mediterranean? >> there are a couple ways it could be done. one is by launching them from ships at sea out in the eastern mediterranean or from submari submarines. it's a long, 20-foot sort of flying torpedo, and has wings and a little jet engine that allows it to fly at low altit e altitudes over the sea. it can fly through mountain canyons and hit with accuracies where you can pick third window on the left. that is good. but we have to remember they're small warheads, and not a lot of these missiles. right up front, if it's low-risk, we're going to be prescribed in the amount of military force we can apply. >> one of the things we have talked to people about, is there might be
are vacationing in martha's vineyard right now. the president's been playing golf. and he was photographed in this position either golfing or taking a zumba class. [ laughter ] first black president, my ass. [ laughter ] and in sussex county, delaware on saturday they held the world series of softball. this is an international tournament for girls aged 14 to 16. a team from indiana beat the team from milan, italy 5-1. and the games weren't so interesting. but the pregame was great. before the game they asked the kids to give a bit of information about themselves, and, well, here's the italian team. >> hi. my name is laura vigazone. i like pizza and my home is pisa. play softball and li
going on inside the american government, whether to cut off aid. martha raddatz is in cairo, live for us this morning. >>> we want to get to details of a serious medical scare for the family of vice president joe biden. his son, beau, in a texas hospital for testing. and jim avila has the latest. >> reporter: a rare press release from the vice president's office overnight, about the health of the vice president's son, beau biden. his symptoms can be considered serious because of family medical history. he's had a stroke 3 1/2 years ago and his father had an aneurysm at age 45. this morning, the vice president's office says the younger biden is undergoing tests at an undisclosed hospital in houston. his famous father by his side. >> he's the father i've always known, the grandfather my children love and adore. >> reporter: the 44-year-old is more than just the vice president's son. the attorney general of his home state of delaware. and an iraq war veteran. he's seen as a rising star in the democratic party. mentioned as a future governor or to one day fill his father's old senate seat. >
affairs correspondent has the latest at this hour. martha raddatz is here. it's almost a week into this threat. what is the very latest tonight? what are you learning? >> reporter: overnight there was a u.s. drone strike in yemen. when you get a threat from a specific country like yemen u.s. intelligence moves everything toward that country, more drones to try to disrupt that network. the u.s. believes this plot is still active. as one intelligence official told me, the cause for serious concern remains. and the men behind it, al qaeda leader nasir al wuhayshi and al-asiri are still in hiding. what really has intelligence worried is that the plot will morph into something else, now that the embassies and consulates are closed, that the terrorists will set their sights on a soft target overseas, a hotel or something else that is largely unpunprotected. still a lot of concern tonight. >> moving into something impossible to predict. >>> tonight the fbi is asking for everyone watching this program to help solve a mystery. re-opened today after nearly 50 years, aew born was kidnapp
to politics. president obama has started his eight-day summer vacation on martha's vineyard. he and michelle boarded a flight yesterday. >> meanwhile, the race to replace president obama in iowa appears unbelievably to be in full swing even though the election is more than three years out. let's bring in george stephanopoulos, host of "this week." i've never been good at math. i think we have 29 months before the election. what is going on? >> but it's only two years until the iowa straw poll. that's why everybody's out there. >> two years. >> iowa, the first caucus state. we know how important it is. it launched president obama back in 2008. and this is a wide open race, particularly on the republican side. what was so interesting about what was happening in iowa, a lot of contenders out there, ted cruz out there, his second or third trip to iowa. rick santorum going again. remember he did so well last time by visiting every county. they know this is a big prize on the republican side and no heir apparent. on the democratic side, a rally for hillary clinton. claire mccaskill out there she's
in the middle east. he will be more on "this week." martha raddatz is co-anchoring. >> all right, dan, turn now to the devastating diagnoses that silenced linda ronstadt. she's had a decade-long battle with parkinson's disease. ♪ i've looked all my life >> she's been singing all her life, but now that golden voice has been silenced. ♪ when will i hide below once known as the highest paid woman in rock, she has parkinson's disease and can no longer sing. ♪ i'm going back someday come what may to blue bayou ♪ songs like blue buy you and you're no good helped ka that put her career that won her 11 grammys. she spoke to aarp magazine saying parkinson's is hard to diagnosis. when i went to a neurologist and he said, oh, you have parkinson's disease, i was completely shocked. i wouldn't have suspected that in a million, billion years. diagnosed eight months ago, she's been experiencing symptoms for eight years. originally attributing the inability to sing to a tick bite, and her quivering hands to a shoulder operation. she announced her retirement in 2011 and focused her life on her two child
regime is escalating the crackdown by arresting a leader of the opposition. abc's martha raddatz is on the ground in cairo with all the latest. good morning, martha. >> reporter: good morning, george. egyptian security forces overnight arrested the spiritual head of the muslim brotherhood, took him away. they have detained him. all the egyptian security forces wearing bulletproof vests. this is all of the muslim brotherhood leadership that's been arrested. this adds to the tension here, although, they have put in a replacement as the spiritual head right now. we are actually over tahrir square. it seems fairly calm here this morning. there's a few tents set up. fairly peaceful. we just don't know what's coming next. >> and talk about turnabouts. some reports that the former president, mubarak, who has been under arrest for much of the last year, might actually be released? >> reporter: there are a lot of headlines here this morning that he could be released. but there's so many legal maneuvers they would have to go through. it's seen as doubtful. even though headlines create tens
so much. >>> and we turn, now, to the rising tensions in egypt. our global affairs anchor, martha raddatz, joining us from cairo with an abc news exclusive. an interview with the leader at the center of the crisis, the country's new prime minister. we say good morning to you, martha. >> reporter: good morning, lara. this interview comes right as they arrested more members of the muslim brother mid, which could mean more bloodshed. more than 1,000 supporters of ousted president mohamed morsi, now dead. and now, this morning, almost all of the senior leadership of his muslim brotherhood, in custody. including the spiritual leader, carted away by egyptian security. egypt's prime minister told me, the leader was inciting violence. >> there are some accusations that he was talking, provoking hatred. >> reporter: but the prime minister acknowledged the brutal crackdown could mean prolonged bloodshed, which is exactly what worries america, in a country, an ally that's been vital to the stability of this region. are you worried that the muslim brotherhood is going to radicalize? that this
, released from prison by the new military regime. martha raddatz is in cairo with the latest on this developing story. good morning, martha. >> reporter: good morning, amy. stunning events across the region here this morning. meaning, there could be even more turmoil. this morning, hosni mubarak, egypt's former authoritarian ruler, ousted by an uprising, gets released from prison. while his democratically-elected successor is still under detention. it was february 2011, when mass protests, the so-called arab spring, forced mubarak to hand over power. corruption and other charges. now, with the military back in power, where mubarak once served as a general, the court is allowing the 85-year-old to return home. although, under house arrest. >> he shows where we're going tw really, really bad scene right now. this is horrible. he can't do that. >> reporter: meanwhile, in nearby syria, a possible chemical weapons attack. heart wrenching images of mothers, children, even infants. >> the only reasonable explanation in this case, some kind of chemical weapon. >> reporter: the assad
as the the city tries to get back to normal. abc's martha raddatz is there. >> so where does this go from and were you shot? >> yeah. >> reporter: we speck oke to 25-year-old mohamed sultan shot last week by egyptian forces in the eruption of violence he represents egypt's future, best and brightest, graduating from the united states's ohio state university. >> if we have to die so the next generation can live freely so be it. >> reporter: weeks ago we walked amongst jubilant protesters in the square. across town, with the pro-morsi crowd, building tents and digging in, there was hope for a peaceful end. instead, the egyptian security forces demolished this tent city, killing hundreds of people. on the very same spot we were just weeks ago, the scene is truly stunning. burned out buildings, very few people walking around and so much rubble. this is fast becoming a simmering civil war. one of america's great allies in this region, awash in blood. on one side, the government admitted that 36 islamists in its custody were killed. while on the other, militants slaughtered two dozen egyptian police. th
to investigate the alleged use of chemical weapon. here's abc's martha raddatz. >> reporter: it is a terrible and urgent task, the u.s. and u.n. racing to find out whether chemical weapons killed these men, women and children. and just how many died. a shocking new number from opposition groups revealed in washington. >> the most recent estimates we have seen range from 1,000 to 1,800 which is obviously a broad range. >> reporter: the assad regime says claims that it carried out a chemical attack are baseless. but the world its reacting swiftly and forcefully. as u.n. investigators beg for access to the site, the evidence may be quickly dissipating. president obama has directed the intelligence community to do everything possible to gain additional information about this suspected attack, but we don't know what the u.s. response would be. martha raddatz, abc news, cairo. >> the threat of more political violence hangs over egypt with muslim brotherhood calling for a day of protests. this follows the the release from prison of former president hosni mubarak. the 85-year-old is being held under
travels to martha's vine yard for vacation. >> i've been to the restaurant. >> is it good? >> terrific. yeah, trendy indian food. >> the president only takes the first lady to the best spots. i'm sure. >> sure they enjoyed it. >> all eyes on new jersey for the mystery winners to come forward to claim the rest of the massive powerball jackpot. a minnesota man who bought one of three tickets stepped up and got his share of $448 million prize. 45-year-old paul white, project engineer who said he has been waiting for this day his entire life. >> we went through them and sure enough they were right. i said i will have to call you back later. and i went -- "whoo!" and ran around the office. >> divorced father of two of teenagers. he wl take home $58 million after taxes. >> oh, to be paul. >> he didn't waste a minute. >> good for him. came right forward. yep, me. >> everyone has a different philosophy. do you hold back? hire a couple people? attorneys, financial advisers before you come out so you have somebody in your ear telling you what to do and what to say before you go into the public.
chief global affairs correspondent martha raddatz. >> reporter: the pictures are gut wrenching. the rebels fighting the regime say these are mothers, fathers, children, killed while they slept in their homes in a damascus suburb. they say the syrian regime fired rockets on its own people. rockets carrying poisonous gas, leaving the innocent convulsing, foaming at the mouth, suffocating. >> i would be very surprised if it turned out to be a fake. >> reporter: images are impossible to verify for certain and the assad regime denies the attack saying allegations are baseless. but we showed the pictures to a weapons expert. >> the only explanation i can really see to this is this looks like this fellow's nerves have been, are being destroyed potentially by something like sarin. >> reporter: the white house said it is "deeply concerned." but the white house has said that before. almost a year to the day. president obama warning syria about crossing a red line. >> we have communicated no -- in no uncertain terms with every player in region that is a red line for us. >> reporter: but t
but the u.s. as well. martha raddatz, abc news, cairo. >>> and now back here at home an uproar is building tonight after an announcement that the obama administration may be dealing a bruising blow to the program head start designed to helped preschool children catch up on education. word tonight the administration says the sequester forced cuts but critics say there may have been another way. tonight 57,000 children are facing the possibility they will no longer get educational support. >>> and a big headline for these last weeks of summer. lyme disease is on the move and the cdy now reports that ten times as many people are being infected as previously thought. what is going on? abc's chief medical editor dr. richard besser is here. what's behind these numbers? that's a huge increase? >> this is dramatic. the previous estimate was 30,000 cases per year. now data, 300,000 cases of lyme disease every year, mainly in the northeast, increasing in the u.s. mainly because of milder winters. >> meaning the ticks last longer? >> they have a longer period in which they can bite. >> let me ask you
was a hard-line cleric. the other was a spokesman for the muslim brotherhood leaving for italy. martha raddatz spoke to the prime minister about the government crackdown. >> no country will allow to have a people taking to the streets. >> reporter: but they were killed for doing that. >> we didn't provoke it. we asked them to go freely. we started by throwing only teargas. and they answered back by firing. >> the white house is considering whether to temporary cut military aid to egypt, following the government crackdown. >>> emotional testimony at the sentencing hearing of army sergeant robert bales who has pled guilty to killing afghan civilians. a farmer cursed bales before breaking down and pleading with the prosecutor not to ask him any more questions. another man testified that his young son who was shot wakes up with nightmares. a jury is diding whether bales should have a chance at parole. >>> a former army private is finding out later this morning how much time he will spend in prison for leaking classified information. bradley manning, handing over reams of information to wik
) (laughs) (screaming) (martha, with southern accent) i swear, jasmine. this has always been the way with you. you can't just go through life asking for an egg in your beer and your money back twice. (normal voice) line. sorry. "oh, mama, if i'm such a disappointment to you, "i don't know why you even bother coming home. isn't that right, granny?" (with southern accent) "shut up, both of you. i'm tryin' to watch my stories." (with southern accent) oh, i wish i'd never left paris. (normal voice) and scene. good. good. all right, let's take it from the top. ugh! mnh-mnh. oh, guys, come on. don't you want me to land this role? of course we do. it's-- (alexis) yeah. look, we are talking about the lead in a broadway play. this is a potential gold mine. if it's a hit, who knows how long it could run? then i could take it on the road. you mean you'd leave us? well, only for nine months of the year. oh, don't look so sad. and you, don't look so happy. (cell phone rings and beeps) castle. i'll be right there. all right. death, murder, mayhem-- whole enchilada. sorry to bail on rehearsal. oh,
what the u.s. response would be. david? >> martha raddatz with us again tonight. thank you. >>> also new word this evening on americans now believed to have joined the fight on the ground in syria potentially helping terrorist groups there. could those americans, in fact, pose a threat to our homeland. our senior justice correspondent sat down with robert muller today. we know muller is about to step down after 12 years. if your interview he was expressing concern about americans on the ground in syria? >> the fbi director is concerned about radicals who have gone to fight including members of al qaeda and he said there is intelligence americans may have joined them. >> you are concerned about what they number one the associations they will make and secondly the expertise they will develop and whether or not they will utilize that expertise to undertake an attack in the homeland. >> you asked what still keeps him up at night and what did he tell you. >> reporter: he was blunt as always. he worries about terrorists taking on a plane with a bomb or using biological or chemical weapons.
at all. >> i'm joined by martha raddatz. this crisis has been unfolding for months, and it's a case-study in u.s. impotence. the u.s. tries to press the brotherhood to open up. the president condemns the crackdown, no difference there. >> we seem to have no leverage in egypt. we have seen no change. everything the u.s. asks for, nothing happens. that's what's happened over the last few weeks. military to military, back off, don't go in, they go in and do it. the president has not taken away, made any indication he will take away the $1.3 billion in military aid, and i don't think you'll see the president try to take that away. they're trying to get a plan together before congress comes back. what do we do, but right now there is no plan or leverage except for military equipment. >> but you see more cause of senators mccain and graham, saying it's time to suspend aid. and if the military continues, the crackdown, won't
obama is full vacation mode, week long visit to martha's vineyard. >> for president obama, vacation means golf. reporters allowed a rare shot of the president on the course. maybe the first dufer was feeling pressure. three putted the first hole. no word on the president's score. group took hhoo was on the cour hours. was he wearing shorts. he was wearing shorts. surprised by that. >> people have a hard time at golf period. when you add cameras, or just one pool camera. >> positively. >> it's tough. >> recent jfk videos, of his swing. best swing of any president i have ever seen. probably knew nobody would see the videos for a long. >> obama can shoot hoops. he can play. did you see that, whatever it was, missed foul shots in a row. >> because of the cameras. >> she is better than that. he looks all right. one guy who played belter round than the president yesterday, jason dufner. >> shot a final round. all the along the way. he was his usual understated self. showing little emotion. crowned champion. won his first major championship by two strokes. that was enough to bring home, mo
their nine-day get away to martha's vineyard. he hold a meeting with regulators as he decides to who pick as next chairman of the federal reserve. >> meantime, the white house began installing solar panels on the first family residence. last week, the obama administration pledged in 2010 to put solar panels on the white house as a sign of the president's commitment to clean energy. not the first time the solar panels have been on the roof, president jimmy carter had an array of them put up in the late '70s. president ronald reagan had them removed back in 1986. >> speaking of the white house, the executive mansion was the setting for hollywood's latest block buster "the butler." shot at the top, shot to the top of the weekend box office now the without controversy. a couple from silver spring, maryland, publicly took to twitter to complain about what they thought was racial profiling at their local regal cinema. >> they had wh i thought were bullet-proof vests, they had side arms, they had a badge that was sewn into their, into their shirt. they looked serious. >> regal entertainment grou
to watch "this week" tomorrow for the latest on the situation in syria. martha raddatz will be anchoring live from the region. >>> meanwhile, the president spent the friday pushing his new education reform proposal. one of his stops, a town hall in binghamton, new york. among the president's proposals, reducing college costs for students and cutting law school from three years to two years. >>> vice president joe biden joined the president on his bus tour. and he made his first public comments about his son's health scare. beau biden was treated at a cancer center in houston this week, after experiencing weakness and disorientation. he was released on thursday. but very little has been said about what might be wrong there. speaking in his hometown of scranton on friday, biden assured everyone that beau was doing well. >> i just want you all to know, since so many of you have asked me about my son, not only good to be here. but good at home in delaware. my son, beau's, fine. >> good thing to hear there. beau biden had suffered a stroke in 2010. and vice president biden had surgery for an
thing to do. >> thank you very much. the panel, martha raddatz, bill kristol, a long time since you have been here. let me begin with the congressman. i take it you saw both the senator and the congressman laid out the dilemma. not quite willing to cut off u.s. aid. you are? >> yes, i would cut off aid, but engage in intense diplomacy in egypt and the region to restore aid when you stop the bloodshed in the street and set up a path towards democracy that you were on before. in my mind, there's no way to say it's not a coup. it is. we should say so. and then follow our own law which says we cannot fund the coup leaders. the african union said this, europeans said this, we can say this too. not just the short-term, but we should look at long-term integrity in the region. >> one country that's not said it is israel. they want to keep the aid flowing. >> they prefer the military rule to the muslim brotherhood ruling, and an awful lot of people prefer that. a lot of the arab governments prefer it. it's not clear we shouldn't. most of my friends in the foreign policy world are for cutting off
enjoys vacation on martha's vineyard. got off to a rough start. he rolled the first attempt on the first green. and left that short. and then, oh, that second one. oh, boy. you know, if the president -- he picks it up after that one. >> does he get a mulligan? >> the president gets whatever he wants. >> a rough foursome there. not like he wasn't trying. that is body english. >> is that a move to get it in? >> apparently. boy, hey, president obama, if we play, you can pick that up. that's all i'm saying. >> wise move. wise move. >> who wants cameras watching them on the golf course. >> i can't do it when one guy and a raccoon is watching. >>> now we turn to the wet weather leading to flooding in so many parts of the country. and more rain expected, again today. ginger zee is in for sam this morning with a look at that. the colorado springs area hit so hard is also in the zone again? >> right, that same town, manitou springs. this is right now. they'll be under watch this afternoon and evening. a huge part of the country slammed last week also under watch. it's this. this spike in a river
back at the white house after wrapping his vacation on martha's vineyard over the weekend, they arrived at the white house late last night. president obama played six rounds of golf before leaving for home. this week the president heads to upstate new york and pennsylvania where he'll continue his campaign stump speeches on the economy. >>> a couple of surprises at the box office this weekend. "the butler" is the top earner with $25 million. meanwhile, the comedy "we're the millers" second with nearly 18 million. "elysium" third, noticeably absent, "jobs." >>> a ferrari set a world record, not in speed. now the most expensive car ever soiltd at a public auction, 1967 ferrari, 275 spider, only ten built. the former owner, the great part of this, say all proceeds are going to charity. good for them. >> that's great. makes it even sweeter. she sure is pretty. >>> we turn now to oscar pistorius, as expected he has been indicted on charges of murder for the shooting death of his girlfriend. this morning in africa, abc's rob nelson is in pretoria for us this morning. good morning to you, rob.
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